Georges Lepape, who created this “Vogue” cover, gave the fashion world a makeover filled with action and intrigue. From France, Lepape (1887 – 1971) was a brilliant fashion illustrator who imparted motion and storyline to his work for the renowned “Gazette du Bon Ton,” by showing models turning their backs on viewers, or leaving the frame. He worked for many houses, illustrating British “Vogue’s” first cover, as well as covers for “Harper’s Bazaar,” and a surprising eight “Vogue” covers in one year.
Recognized as one of the world’s most brilliant fashion illustrators, Georges Lepape (1887-1971) broke artistic ground by introducing action and intrigue to high fashion illustration. Born in France, his work was sought after by leading fashion houses. He illustrated the first cover of “Vogue’s” British edition and produced eight “Vogue” covers within one year in addition to creating covers for “Harper’s Bazaar.” In addition to his magazine work, Lepape provided artwork for luxury goods, catalogs, posters and the ballet.
This giclée print delivers a vivid image with maximum color accuracy and exceptional resolution. The standard for museums and galleries around the world, giclée is a printing process where millions of ink droplets are “sprayed” onto high-quality paper. With the great degree of detail and smooth transitions of color gradients, giclée prints appear much more realistic than other reproduction prints. The high-quality paper is acid free with a smooth surface.